New ‘International Pharmacy’ Comes to Stanton Street off the Bowery

Posted on: April 13th, 2016 at 5:18 am by
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The quiet block of Stanton Street just off the Bowery finally plugged one of its long-running vacancies.

Ever since the International Playground boutique fled 13 Stanton one year ago, the commercial store had remained dormant behind lock and key. Its gate branding intact. This week, we learn of its replacement – another “international” tenant, so to speak. A specialty pharmacy will rule the roost.

It’s called the International Pharmacy Inc., and is the sole dispensary of its kind in the city. So we’re told. From what we understand, the business, operated by pharmacist Magda Liliane Ayac, can fill prescription orders from outside the States, but also sells various sundries. The store is split down the middle – one side with medication, the other with gift shop items. The opening is soft launch, ongoing this month.

International Playground shuttered in February 2015, and consolidated with its “flagship” location on Broome Street in SoHo. Its sole outpost in the city. The boutique humbly began life on Orchard Street as a pop-up shop in the winter of 2009. It eventually outgrew its digs and moved to 13 Stanton Street a year later.

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